Chairman of the Board, Space Angels Network
Joe Landon is Chairman of the Board of Space Angels Network, the world's largest angel investor network focused on early stage space companies. Joe led Space Angels Network from its early days, and his leadership has facilitated tens of millions in private investment in dozens of commercial space ventures. He is a prominent connector of entrepreneurs and investors in the emerging private space industry, and he frequently speaks about financing commercial space ventures at major industry conferences. Joe has been featured in media outlets such as The Economist, The Huffington Post, Bloomberg TV, CCTV America, GeekWire and Space News. Joe also serves as Vice President & CFO of the billionaire-backed asteroid mining venture Planetary Resources, and he previously led Spaceflight Program Development at Space Adventures, Ltd., the only company brokering private citizen missions to the International Space Station, and he worked as an engineer and project manager for Boeing Satellite Systems where he led the design, manufacturing and testing of commercial communication satellites. Joe holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering-Physics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University where he now serves on the university’s Industry Advisory Council. He holds a master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Southern California and is a member of the Department of Astronautical Engineering Advisory Board. He also holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. In 2016 he endowed the Joseph P. Landon Fellowship Fund for Commercial Space at Harvard Business School to support MBA students pursuing careers in the commercial space industry. Joe is a Trustee of the Museum of History and Industry, and he and his family reside in Bellevue, WA.